BGC, Inc.
BGC, Inc. is regarded as one of America's largest providers of strategic services related to Cuba. Since 1991, BGC has been engaged by a number of companies planning to expand, or including those that for competitive or strategic reasons need to know more about future opportunities in a post-transition Cuba.
Company Background
BG Consultants, Inc. (BGC) was created in 1992. BGC are advisors, coaches, and specialists on Cuba industry, commerce, and emerging markets. Our company has unique capabilities to serve and engage client companies who wish to analyze and evaluate the impact and risks of trading or investing in the new opportunities. The experience, knowledge and resources we possess are distinctive in the marketplace.
Based in Miami, Florida, BGC has the research proficiency to provide key data and industrial background related to markets, industry trends, infrastructure requirements, and the in-country regulatory, business and investment environment. The principals of the company have extensive manufacturing, shipping, financial management, and strategic planning operational experience in the international arena.
BGC provide clients with the real-world wisdom of having sat on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards for public, private, and not-for-profit companies. We can serve our clients by identifying investment opportunities, navigating through bureaucracies, key regulations and current restrictions, and providing creative solutions. It’s through personalized relationships with our clients that we are best able to understand and address the complex business challenges they may face. We provide recommendations and comprehensive answers to solve those needs, such as preparing business, and marketing strategies to help maximize profits.
BGC uses a collaborative model of service delivery. The company often assembles virtual teams from a wide geographic area. By using a virtual team structure coupled with daily internal and regular client updates, BGC is able to deliver world class work products while realizing significant economies for their clients in terms of engagement costs, timing, level of client consultation and quality control. The company's executive office is headed jointly by Dr. Teo A. Babun, Jr., and Dr. Jose R. Oro.; the team has extensive financial, asset management, investment, strategic planning, training and operational experience in the international arena.
This Is A Partial List Of The Resources Available To Clients:
A detailed source of information about virtually every industry and infrastructure capabilities in existence in Cuba today. The company considers its knowledge in these areas to be unparalleled anywhere in the world.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political, bureaucratic and technocratic structure of Caribbean countries and of Cuba in particular, which will be the basis for any revised form of country governance once normal relationships are restored between the U.S. and Cuba.
The critical ability to deal with the Hispanic culture and, in particular, that of Cuba. We believe that the lack of this ability has been a major stumbling block for many U.S. companies throughout the Caribbean for many years.
Extensive management experience in the operations of a diverse array of business and the capability, when appropriate, to have participatory or oversight involvement.
Babun Group Consulting Provides International Business Services To Companies Considering These Strategic Steps:
New investment opportunities in Cuba and other countries in the region.
Exporting to or importing from Cuba or other countries in the region.
Reestablishing operations in Cuba, including resolution of outstanding debt and expropriation of claims.
For the Company Seeking International Expansion:
Determine the most practical entry strategy and market selection that matches your company's products, services, technology and resources.
Conduct international research that matches company profile with agents, distributors or representatives that can assist your company expand overseas at a pace that matches their business and financial goals.
Identify key relationships to facilitate the expansion process.
Here Is A Partial List Of The Most Commonly Requested
Marketing Consulting And Research Assignments:
Strategic Analysis
Enhancement Plans
Property Research
Market/Competitive Intelligence
Impact Studies
Expansion, Marketing & Distribution Strategies
Business Plans
Sales Projections
Business Development Planning
Risk Discussions
Trade & Investment Opportunities
Country & Market Focus
Modeling of Political/Social Influences
Babun Group Consulting has been engaged by a number of companies who are planning to expand, or who, for competitive or strategic reasons, need to know more about future opportunities in a post-transition Cuba. The following is a partial list of clients and the industries in which these clients operate.
AMC Theaters Corporation
Arthur Andersen LLP
Atlantic Gulf Communities
Baskin-Robbins Caribbean
Battelle Memorial Institute
Caribbean Cement Company, Ltd
ConAgra International
Credit Finance Services
Detroit Diesel Allison Company
Diamond Engineering
Domino's Pizza (Alabama)
FedEx Latin America
Florida East Coast Railways
Florida Ports Council
Florida Rock Industries
Herzfeld-Cuba Caribbean Fund
Hewlett-Packard Company
Institute for Biotechnology Information, LLC
Jordex Resources
K-Line American, Inc
Latin America Business Report
Martin Marietta Aggregates
Neal & Massey International
Norfolk Southern Company
Ogden Aviation
Port of Delaware
Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd
Thomas J. Herzfeld & Co.
Titan America Aggregates
Tropical Shipping and Construction Co., Ltd
Turner Construction Company
Tire Kingdom
Wometco Enterprises
NOTE: At the time of the publication of this document, various laws of the United States prohibit doing certain business with the government of Cuba. Babun Group Consulting, Cuba-Caribbean Development, Div., and are bound and will honor all laws of the United States, including the Libertad Act of 1996. We are business consultants, and we intend to serve companies interested in doing business in a new Cuba (post-transition).
About Dr. Teo A. Babun, Jr.
Dr. Babun is President & CEO of Cuba-Caribbean Development, a consulting division of BGC, Inc., one of America's largest providers of strategic services related to Cuba, and the National Executive Director of EchoCuba, a non-profit effort to facilitate independent human service development to providers and for humanitarian aid in Cuba.
Dr. Babun is the author of more than 100 manuscripts and reports on Cuban business, political, and economic issues, including The Business Guide to Cuba—a special report dealing with:
1) Current and post-embargo business opportunities in the island; 2) Cuba's Sea and Air Transportation; and 3) Cuba Infrastructure and Opportunities, a report dealing with ten key industries in Cuba. His most recent publication is titled The Cuban Revolution: Years Of Promise.
Dr. Babun's experience and involvement as an analyst on Cuba business, economic, and religious issues is extensive. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Babun is Executive Director of EchoCuba, a faith-based organization organized to assist the independent and emerging churches in Cuba.
He is a frequent guest commentator with CBS, CNN, CNBC, CBN, the BBC and the German Television Network; In addition, he is a guest columnist for a number of publications. Recently, Dr. Babun was profiled in Time Magazine for his pre-Cuba business efforts. His articles on Cuba have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Wall Street Journal, The Economists, The Americas Business Journal, and others.
Dr. Babun is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a major in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration. In 1981, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the university for his innovative business efforts. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D, from Vision International University, 2006, and a Doctor of Letters, D. Litt., from Miami International Seminary in 2002.
Dr. Babun can be contact by email at: